Another Fine Festis creating A Free Festival - 20th - 21st June 2020
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There's no material reward for this but we will name check you online for being a top human! Also if you see us at the festival and you let us know you donated, expect a massive smile, handshake, hug or an enthusiastic high five!
As well as the shout out, you will receive a natty little Fine Fest soft enamel pin badge designed by Si, one of our awesome street artists. So darn stylish you can wear it with absolutely anything and in any season!
As well as the shout and and the badge, we will send you a personal hand written letter of thanks as well as occasional updates giving you all the latest news from behind the scenes!
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ANOTHER FINE FEST!An independent, world record breaking, annual, free, family friendly festival of music, comedy, street theatre & art, in celebration of Ulverston town & the birth of its most famous son, Stan Laurel. Taking place within at least 8 partner venues upon 3 outdoor stages and throughout the streets of Ulverston Town.
(Permanent street art piece created live at AFF 2019)On 20th and 21st June with your help, Ulverston will once again erupt in a multicoloured feast of live music, DJs, circus, street theatre, live street art, window painting, yarnbombing, stand up comedy, spoken word, interactive workshops and a cornucopia of various other weird and wonderful activity.
Yes, that’s right, the world record breaking Another Fine Fest is back to rock the cobbles with the seventh installment of it’s free multi-arts festival where we celebrate till the sun goes down!
(Temporary street art piece created by Primal Science at the 2016 event)After just 6 years, Another Fine Fest has established itself as one of the firm favourites in Ulverston’s festival calendar. It is also one of the most well attended with estimates of up to 15,000 revellers flocking to Ulverston for the 2019 installment which gave a platform to over 160 acts throughout 9 partner venues and 3 outdoor stages!
A new stage for 2018 - "Mister Alexanders Travelling Show"Some of the highlights of our six year history have been....
Hosting a 100 piece drum band led by Boom Dang, comprising of several drum schools and young people from all over the North West who came together to perform for the first time as a unit at our festival!
Orchestrating a community led banana dance with a cornucopia of technicolor fresh fruits!
Breaking a GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for the world's largest shaving foam pie fight
Sailing in a ship full of happy musical pirates
Paying over 40 local artists to paint our town centre windows
Offering free singing lessons to local children
And having them perform for the first time before a live audience at our event
Encouraging more young folk to get involved on buskers alley
Commissioning the UK's finest street artists to create permanent pieces of art which honour Ulverston's history. These pieces have become tourist attractions in their own right.
The "Hearts of Oak Prawner", the last remaining Ulverston built vessel from almost 100 ships constructed on the banks of Ulverston canal. Artist - Tea-One.
"The Crazy World of Laurel & Hardy" by local street artist Reasm.Giving a stage to hundreds of bands and DJs from a variety of genres, across our multiple outdoor stages and partner venues.
The youngest DJ to play our festival - 6 year old - DJ Squid!Entertaining thousands from around the world with our family friendly shows
Attracting large and friendly crowds to dance into the night
Raising vital funds for local charities
Having world famous poet Tony Walsh recite our Ulverston Poem, created for Another Fine Fest 2019, with words submitted by residents and fans of Ulverston and brought together by Ulverston author Caroline Gilfillan.
It is our aim to entertain folks of all ages and all walks of life and for free, to encourage young people to get involved in the arts, to celebrate and spread the word of our wonderful town and encourage people from all over the planet to come and visit us, to raise money for those in need, and of course to honour our most famous cultural icon Mister Stan Laurel on the weekend of his birth!
We exist as a not for profit, independent organisation with no guaranteed income and we seek funding each year from grant giving organisations, sponsorships, advertising and the generosity of good people such as YOU!
We genuinely would not exist without your help and support and for this we thank you so much.
Your funding helps us to;
AFFORD THE INFRASTRUCTURE
All those vital elements needed to create the event, multiple outdoor stages (including the wonderful Melodrome Stage, tech such as amps and speakers, wood for art zones and paint for the artists as well as the boring but absolutely essential stuff such as toilets, security, insurance, first aid & licensing etc
PROMOTE THE EVENT AND OUR TOWN
Last year we distributed 25,000 copies of the programme in the North of England in advance of the event, this year we intend to increase this and spread them throughout the UK, thus promoting our area further afield and helping to attract even more visitors.
We will produce additional posters and flyers to be distributed at events and festivals throughout the land. These will not only promote the festival but also the best of what Ulverston has to offer.
We'll also pay to promote posts on social networks in order to gain the widest exposure that we possibly can.
PAY FOR ALL THE WONDERFUL ACTS, ARTISTS, MUSICIANS & TECHNICIANS
We are avid festival and gig goers and we pride ourselves on bringing you the very best acts that we have experienced at the UK's finest festivals and venues.
Your funding will help to pay for the multitude of talented local and national acts which will form our massive, all encompassing programme of spectacular entertainment for all the family.
PROVIDE MORE FREE WORKSHOPS
In previous years we have provided free workshops in the weeks leading up to the festival and on the weekend of the event, led by professionals with extensive experience in the industry. These have including singing, craft making, circus skills, poetry and spoken word.
We wish to host more of these kind of workshops in this and future years, so that we may engage with and educate people of all ages from the Furness area and beyond.